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La Ciudad Eterna desentierra el templo romano más antiguo, dedicado a Fortuna

La Ciudad Eterna desentierra el templo romano más 

antiguo, dedicado a Fortuna
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Los arqueólogos que desde el pasado verano trabajan en una excavación en el centro de la capital italiana afirman haber descubierto lo que podría ser el templo romano más antiguo.
A pie de la Colina Capitolina, en el centro de Roma, se encuentra la iglesia medieval de Sant'Omobono, construida en el siglo XVI d. C. y dedicada a  San Homobono de Cremona, patrón de los sastres. En el exterior de la iglesia se hallan ruinas excavadas de altares de sacrificio y templos datados de épocas tan antiguas como el siglo VI a. C. En los días del Imperio romano este lugar lo ocupaban dos templos gemelos, y se considera que la iglesia actual está situada justo donde se levantaba uno de ellos. 

Actualmente el río Tíber se encuentra a unos 100 metros de Sant'Omobono. Pero cuando la ciudad estaba en proceso de creación, alreded…

Rome’s Oldest Temple

Rome’s Oldest Temple

ROME, ITALY—Excavations at the site of Sant’Omobono, a medieval church, have uncovered what may be Rome’s oldest known temple, dating to the seventh century B.C. It had been built on the banks of the Tiber River, near a bend that acted as a natural harbor. “At this point Rome is trading already as far afield as Cyprus, Lebanon, Egypt. So they build this temple, which is going to be one of the first things the traders see when they pull into the harbor of Rome,” said Nic Terrenato of the University of Michigan. The traders left behind offerings that were probably dedicated to the goddess Fortuna. The temple’s foundation was discovered below seven feet of water held back with metal sheets. The team of archaeologists could also see in the trench how the original path of the river had been diverted as the Romans added leveled hills and filled in lowlands to make the city flatter and drier.

Viking ship afloat on a sea of flames: Hundreds of Vikings ....

Viking ship afloat on a sea of flames: Hundreds of Vikings march through Shetland town bearing lit torches in annual celebration of their Norse heritage at Up Helly Aa fire festival

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Each year its hardy residents are forced to endure the darkest of winters in the entire British Isles. But last night Shetland was lit up in a blaze of glory for the spectacular Up Helly Aa fire festival celebrating the islands’ Norse heritage. This stunning image shows the replica Viking galley, surrounded by torches, in its final moments before being set alight as the dramatic climax to the annual event that went ahead in Lerwick, despite storm force winds. +9 Shetland was illuminated in a blaze of glory as hundreds c…

The Mystery of the Peterborough Petroglyphs

The Peterborough Petroglyphs are the largest collection of ancient rock carvings (petroglyphs) in all of North America, made up of over 900 images carved into crystalline limestone located near Peterborough in Ontario, Canada. Proclaimed a National Historic Site of Canada in 1976, local indigenous people believe that this is an entrance into the spirit world and that the Spirits actually speak to them from this location. They call it Kinoomaagewaapkong, which translates to "the rocks that teach".
The petroglyphs are carved into a single slab of crystalline limestone which is 55 metres long and 30 metres wide. About 300 of the images are decipherable shapes, including humans, shamans, animals, solar symbols, geometric shapes and boats. It is generally believed that the indigenous Algonkian people carved the petroglyphs between 900 and 1400 AD. But rock art is usually impossible to dat…

The human skull that challenges the Out of Africa theory The human skull that challenges the Out of Africa theory This is the account of the discovery of a skull that has the potential to change what we know about human evolution, and a suppression and cover-up which followed.    In 1959, in an area called Chalkidiki in Petralona, Northern Greece, a shepherd came across a small opening to a cave, which became visible when a thick covering of snow finally melted.  He gathered a group of villagers to help him clear the entrance so they could go inside and explore.  They found a cave rich in stalactites and stalagmites. But they also found something surprising – a human skull embedded in the wall (later research also uncovered a huge number of fossils including pre-human species, animal hair, fossilized wood, and stone and bone tools).    The skull was given to the University of Thessaloniki in Greece by the President of th…

The redheaded war goddess

The redheaded war goddess John Opie painting Boudica pronounced Bo-di-kar also spelled Boudicca was a magnificence looking woman she was tall with a mass of red hair which reached to her hips, riding in her chariot she was a magnificent sight, she took up the title as Queen, formed an army and raged war against the Romans,

One of her first successful victories was Camulodunum now modern day Colchester, the governor, Gaius Suetonius Paulinus was at the time leading a assault on the island of Anglesey in north Wales, in the mean time Queen Boudicca’s army was growing by those unhappy with the Roman onslaught, Next on Boudicca's list was London One of the many siege's of London A Roman legion, the IX Hispana was totally destroyed by her army, when news of the revolt reached Suetonius in Anglesey he hurried back to a twenty-year-old commercial settlement by the name of Londinium modern day London.

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Hallan en Suecia una 'Atlántida' de la Edad de Piedra

Hallan en Suecia una 'Atlántida' de la 

Edad de Piedra

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Un grupo de buceadores suecos ha descubierto artefactos de la Edad de Piedra "únicos en su especie" que pertenecieron a nómadas de hace 11.000 años, lo que ha llevado a algunos a bautizar el descubrimiento como 'la Atlántida sueca'.

Los artefactos fueron descubiertos por el profesor Björn Nilsson, de la Universidad Soderton, y por un equipo de la Universidad de Lund durante un buceo arqueológico en Hano, frente a la costa del condado de Escania, en Suecia, según informa ‘The Local'.

"Lo que tenemos aquí es tal vez uno de los asentamientos más antiguos de los primeros sitios permanentes en Escania y en Suecia", expresó el líder del proyecto Björn Nilsson.

Enterrados a una profundidad de 16 metros, los investigadores han descubierto madera, herramientas de sílex, cuernos de animales y cuerdas.


Early Europeans had dark skin and blue eyes

Early Europeans had dark skin and blue eyes

The La Braña man, as he's called, was buried with another person, and they were both surrounded by the teeth of the red deer. These were probably of symbolic importance to his people, who hunted the red deer as one of their main sources of meat — indeed, red deer tooth ornaments have been found in ancient human settlements throughout Europe. La Braña man also lived at a crucial transitional time for humanity, at the moment when agriculture was spreading throughout his home continent. Though people had been farming for centuries in the Middle East at this time, La Braña man was part of a group of hunter-gatherers who lived nomadically. Nevertheless, it's clear from his genome that he was descended from peoples in the middle east. Those peoples immigrated into Europe, spreading …